Worshipping Women (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
367
Utgivningsdatum
2008-12-01
Förlag
Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (US)
Illustrationer
colour and b/w illus.
Dimensioner
304 x 228 x 25 mm
Vikt
1950 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780977659845
Worshipping Women (häftad)

Worshipping Women

Ritual and Reality in Classical Athens

Häftad Engelska, 2008-12-01
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This exhibition catalogue, divided into three main sections, is an essential collection of images and descriptions of each of the 155 artifacts of the exhibition, containing also scrutinizing essays on the important role women played in Classical Athens. The first section, 'Goddesses and Heroines', introduces the principal female deities of Athens and Attica, in whose cults and festivals women were most actively engaged: Athena, Artemis, Aphrodite, and Demeter and her daughter Persephone. The second section, 'Women and Ritual', explores the practice of ritual acts such as dances, libations, sacrifices, processions and festivals in which women were active in classical antiquity. Here the critical role of the priestess comes to light, specifically in her function as key-bearer for the temples of the gods. The final section, 'Women and the Cycle of Life', looks at how religious rituals defined moments of transition. This section focuses on nuptial rites and wedding banquets but also death, another occasion on which Athenian women took on major responsibilities, such as preparing the deceased for burial and tending the graves of family members. Contributors include, in addition to the editors, Professor Mary Lefkowitz of Wellesley College; Professor Olga Palagia of the University of Athens; Dr. Angelos Delivorrias, director of the Benaki Museum; Professor Michalis Tiverios of the Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki; Professor Joan Breton Connelly of New York University; Professor Jenifer Neils of Case Western Reserve University; and, Professor John Oakley of the College of William and Mary in Virginia, among others.
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